Bittersweet Win- Chicago Cubs 7/26/22 Game Recap: Cubs 4 - Pirates 2

Bittersweet Win- Chicago Cubs 7/26/22 Game Recap: Cubs 4 - Pirates 2

The Chicago Cubs win their 6th game in a row. As Wilson Contreras came up to the plate, there was a standing ovation. Most likely his last game at Wrigley Field.

Fun Fact: Willson Contreras has the second-most career home runs at Wrigley Field as a catcher, behind Jody Davis.

As a fan, you want to hold on to the good times as much as possible. Contreras is one of three members left from the 2016 World Series title team. It's bittersweet if the Cubs don't extend him and Happ.

Cubs are in the rebuilding stage still. Hard pill to swallow when the Cubs just got used to winning.

The Cubs have (40-57) have their best winning streak since taking seven in a row last Aug. 31-Sept. 6.

Thompson: 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 K

Suzuki: 2-for-4, HR, 2 R

Happ: 2B, 2 RBI

Hoerner: 2-for-4, .306 AVG

Starting Lineup

ESPN- Seiya Suzuki, Ian Happ and Nico Hoerner hit consecutive doubles in the first to give Keegan Thompson (8-4) ample run support. Suzuki provided insurance with a homer in the eighth off reliever Will Crowe. Thompson went a career-high seven innings. Mychal Givens pitched the ninth to earn his second save. Closer David Robertson wasn't used for the second consecutive game after earning a win and save Saturday and Sunday at Philadelphia.

Scoring Summary:

Highlights

The Million Dollar question:

What's going to happen next? Rumors are swirling that the Blue Jays and the White Sox representatives were in attendance at the game. Only time will tell!


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